In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.
Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.
Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.
Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.
Recap: What's the Why?
Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.
The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.
David Hoffner, Director of Spiritual Formation and Economics teacher, challenges students to endure unearned suffering, love wisdom, and live in genuine freedom. Mr. Hoffner is preparing for his 13th year teaching at Minnehaha Academy.
Reading this year’s list of senior honors might fool you into thinking academics and leadership are easy: over 70% of the students graduated with honors, with 30 of the 78 graduating “With Highest Honors” (GPA of 3.8 to 4.0).
Had you walked the halls these past few weeks as students took AP calculus exams, rose early to watch their research project rocket towards the International Space Station, and put the finishing touches on their final musical performances, you would see that these students take their work seriously.
High school is an important time of life that can set the stage for the rest of a student’s academic and professional future. With so many schools to choose from, selecting a school isn't simple by any standards. To make it less daunting, here are the things to consider when choosing a private high school.
Children are gifted in different ways. What is the best way to keep them engaged in school, honoring their unique gifts? The trick is to help children pursue activities that motivate them to do their best.
Your child’s success in school depends on many things. The quality of programming at your child’s school, your child’s teacher, and access to great resources are all important factors. But the factor that is most important for your child’sacademic success is your involvement.
Welcome to our guest blogger Jeannie Burlowski! She is a full-time academic consultant, author and speaker who has a passion for working with families to set kids up to succeed brilliantly in college.